Sal & Carmine’s Pizza is a popular, although unassuming, spot in the upper west side of Manhattan. It has been around for awhile, and it is rumored that either Sal or Carmine are always there making pizzas. I can attest to the fact that there was an elderly gentleman who took my order, but I am not certain if he was Sal or Carmine. Their restaurant has limited seating, but they do accommodate some dine in patrons as well as carry out. Some say that Sal & Carmine’s Pizza does not offer delivery because they refuse to let a pizza out of their site until the customer takes possession of it.
Sal & Carmine’s Pizza has a simple menu that consists of slices of pizza for $3 each, medium pizzas for $18, large pizzas for $24, and some bottled and canned beverages (they do not have fountain soda). Their medium pizza has six large slices and is more than enough for two people to split. I liked their crust as it managed to be soft and somewhat doughy while still adhering to the thin New York-style. The pepperoni was flavorful, and the cheese was pretty good, although there wasn’t a lot of it. The pizza was also as greasy as I think all pizzas in New York should be. My one warning is to be sure to bring some cash as that is all they accept, but it is worth a trip to the ATM to try Sal & Carmine’s Pizza.
What I Ate: Pepperoni
Sal & Carmine’s Pizza
New York, NY 10025
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